Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Cold Summer Review...

Today, he’s a high school dropout with no future. 
Tomorrow, he’s a soldier in World War II.

Kale Jackson has spent years trying to control his time-traveling ability but hasn’t had much luck. One day he lives in 1945, fighting in the war as a sharpshooter and helplessly watching soldiers—friends—die. Then the next day, he’s back in the present, where WWII has bled into his modern life in the form of PTSD, straining his relationship with his father and the few friends he has left. Every day it becomes harder to hide his battle wounds, both physical and mental, from the past.

When the ex-girl-next-door, Harper, moves back to town, thoughts of what could be if only he had a normal life begin to haunt him. Harper reminds him of the person he was before the PTSD, which helps anchor him to the present. With practice, maybe Kale could remain in the present permanently and never step foot on a battlefield again. Maybe he can have the normal life he craves.

But then Harper finds Kale’s name in a historical article—and he’s listed as a casualty of the war. Kale knows now that he must learn to control his time-traveling ability to save himself and his chance at a life with Harper. Otherwise, he’ll be killed in a time where he doesn’t belong by a bullet that was never meant for him.



I have been in a reading slump of sorts but this book got me back into the groove again.  Just wow, I wasn’t sure what I was getting into with this book because I almost NEVER read the blurbs I pick books based on cover and title.  So glad I fell in love with this cover.
Kale has this small issue where he is able to time travel and he always knows when it will happen because he gets really cold.  But when Harper moves into her Uncle’s house for good he has less desire to leave this place.  Harper knows there is something different about Kale and she wants to help him if she only knew what is going on.  Do these two help each other through this rough period of their lives?  Is Kale able to travel less?  Do the truth about everything come out?  What happens?
I have never read anything by this author before and I would highly recommend it.  The writing style is absolutely amazing.  I felt like I was a part of this book it was so well written.  I fell in love with the characters and could easily put myself in their places.  I adored the plot of this book.  The subtle little lessons in this book were also great.  I highly recommend this book and it is great for all ages!
5 stars

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